The Death of the Book

We live in a truly amazing time.

Not that long ago, one had to really search to find books, enlist the help of librarians or book shops to order books which were not available locally, or just plain make a note for a future date when you maybe spot the book you’re after in a second-hand bookstore.

Then came the internet and Amazon, and pretty much everything in print can be ordered and shipped halfway across the world.

And then came the iPads and Kindles, and the same books can be downloaded straight from Amazon.

Or bought all over the place — Baen is my favourite. Alliteration Ink is also interesting.

Or downloaded for free from Classicly and from the authors themselves.

Which is why the New York Times article on The Death of the Book Through the Ages is interesting.